What we do
We make the microscopic visible without a microscope
Afrobodies produces custom antibodies that detect previously ‘hard to find’ substances with speed and precision. Our technology is easy to use and has wide application across multiple sectors.
So who would use our products?
- a fruit farmer testing for the presence of specific pesticides on fresh fruit for export
- a livestock farmer testing for disease in animals
- an environmental agency testing for the presence of specific contaminants in water
- a doctor looking for disease markers in a blood sample from one of her patients
What’s different about our antibodies?
We make use of the unique properties of the alpaca immune system to make antibodies that are smaller, more heat stable and more easily adaptable than the vast majority of our competitors. We utilise the heavy chain only properties of alpaca antibodies to make antibodies to detect a wide variety of substances, including:
- Carbohydrate moieties
- Chemical compounds
Our recombinant antibodies can be easily modified enabling the addition of user friendly tags for:
- Flow cytometry
- Western blot
- In vivo imaging of animals and humans
- Use on biosensor chips for immunodiagnostics
- Use in immunotherapy for animals and humans via antibody drug conjugates